Wine, whether it is white or red, is the drink par excellence, consumed and approved by thinkers, poets, minstrels, luminaries and scientists. The virtues of wine were praised by great poets of ancient Greece: “Wine elevates the soul and thoughts and worries go away from the heart of man” Pindaro (518 BC – 438 BC).
Wine and Your Health
It is known that the excessive consumption of alcohol is harmful to our health; although moderate use, on the contrary, demonstrates how wine is able to reduce certain cardiovascular problems such as heart failure.
We can enclose all the beneficial properties of wine in one big group, the polyphenols.
Polyphenols help the human body because they are:
- Antioxidants: protect cells from free radicals that develop in the case of radiation, smoke, emotional and physical stress, chemical additives.
- Anticangerogeni: scientific studies reveal how molecules of polyphenols, also present in white wine, reduce the development of certain cancers: colon, duodenum, esophagus, liver, pancreas, skin, lung, breast, stomach.
- Antiterogeni: reduce the likelihood of developing atherosclerosis and related diseases such as stroke, thrombosis, cardiovascular diseases
Not Only Red
The doctors always recommend drinking a glass of red wine at lunch and dinner and not white wine. Why? Because red wine is obtained by macerating the whole grape, stalks, peel and pips included, which contain the greatest amount of polyphenols.
Today, through targeted research, some scholars can happily declare that white wine not only satisfies the palate, but proves to possess the beneficial qualities for our body.
Studies in Japan have shown that moderate intake of white wine is good for social welfare: influences the level of sex appeal, and increases the passion and the will to give affection. Studies in Denmark have found that white wine increases the degree of woman’s fertility and therefore the increase in the probability of couples having a child.
Organic White Wine
European legislation of 2012, (European Regulation 203/2012), has made it possible to regulate the organic wine industry, after years of litigation. With the new regulation, organic wine growers are allowed to use the term “Organic Wine” on their wine bottle labels. The labels also have to display the EU-organic logo as well as theidentifying code of their certifier.
The characteristics of a good organic white wine are:
- The grapes used come exclusively from certified organic farming: there are no pesticides and herbicides.
- The vinification process must take place without the use of adjuvants and additives: those few permitted products must be organic and of certified origin.
- Regulate the use of total sulfur which is around 150 mg / l.
- If the outcome, during the monitoring process, is positive, the wine can be brought to market as organic white wine with the authorized logo.
Choosing The Best Organic Wine
Here are a few small tips to choose a great organic white wine for those who are not expert in the field. The difference between a good wine and a mediocre one is not only the price of the bottle, but also in the label. In every bottle of white wine, it shall specify the origin, the alcohol content and chemical composition.
A good white wine must be:
- Harmonious: the relationship between flavor and aroma should be in harmony
- Aroma: strong and clear fragrance
- Brilliant: the color should be bright
- Lightweight: medium to low alcohol content
- Persistent: the fragrance does not disperse quickly
The advice is still to drink in moderation and drink good organic white wine, such as Salvador Dali said:“The connoisseur does not drink wine but tastes of its secrets.”
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